Christmas traditions are common all over the world and take many different forms. Of course, many people start the months of November and December with great anticipation, when they can finally hang up the Christmas decorations. Some traditions include cutting down trees, while others choose to make their own Advent calendars. Baking their own cookies is also a common ritual. Of course, there are many more; Christmas traditions like these are endless.
However, every year, something special happens in the Methodist Children’s Hospital. The newborn children are sent home with a homemade Christmas outfit. These outfits are made by the Bluebirds of Methodist Hospital. This is a large group of volunteers who do many of these great things for the staff throughout the year. In fact, it is so popular that other hospitals have also started making their own Christmas outfits for the children.
However, what the parents like most is that they are allowed to keep the Christmas outfit. This as a reminder of the beautiful birth at Christmas. This kind of thing will become a tradition by itself. Many parents really appreciate that they can keep the beautiful costumes. In some cases, however, the packages are too big, but they almost always find a solution for this.
A baby boy’s outfit was actually much too small, but they didn’t have any other suit for him. Instead of the parcel that was made for him, Santa Claus’ costume was quickly put together, so the boy still went home with a homemade costume. The first experience with the hospital soon becomes one that the parents won’t forget.